Several injured after police shoot suspect in disturbance in downtown Denver as bars let out


Several people were injured early Sunday morning in a crowded nightlife district after Denver police officers opened fire on a man involved in a disturbance who they say posed a threat.

Officers were at 20th and Larimer streets around 1:30 a.m. as bars started to close for the night. Officers saw a disturbance that involved an armed man and confronted him, Denver police Division Chief Ron Thomas said in a recorded statement.

Thomas said that officers opened fire because the man “posed a significant threat” and shot them. Thomas did not say how the person posed a threat.

Officers then became aware of other people in the area who were injured in the incident, Thomas said. He did not say how they were injured or how many people were injured.


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